American Indians of the Plateau and Plains (Native American by Kathleen Kuiper

By Kathleen Kuiper

Using horses has might be so much dramatically formed the way of living for local American tribes within the Plateau and Plains areas of North the US, however the practices and traditions of either tradition parts date again to a time lengthy prior to Europeans ever touched American shorelines, introducing their animals and customs to the continent’s indigenous peoples. This desirable quantity examines the background and cross-cultural interactions that got here to be linked to the peoples of the Plateau and the altering payment styles of the Plains peoples, in addition to the cultural, social, and non secular practices that experience outlined the foremost tribes of every area.

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Early 21st-century population estimates indicated some 11,000 individuals of Yakama Nation ancestry. other Languages The two other languages of the Plateau Indians are Kutenai (Kootenay), a language isolate, and Klamath-Modoc, 38 7 Selected Plateau Peoples in Focus 7 which may be distantly related to Sahaptin. The name Kutenai is ethnolinguistic—that is, the name for the language and the people is the same. Klamath-Modoc represents two distinct but very similar tribes. Kutenai The Kutenai traditionally lived in what are now southeastern British Columbia, northern Idaho, and northwestern Kutenai Indians in Idaho, c.

The speakers of Siouan languages included the Mandan, Hidatsa, Crow, Assiniboin, Omaha, Ponca, Osage, Kansa, Iowa, Oto, and Missouri. Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota were spoken by the bands of the Santee, Teton, and Yankton Sioux tribes, respectively. The Pawnee, Arikara, and Wichita were Caddoanspeakers, whereas the Wind River Shoshone and the 47 7 American Indians of the Plateau and Plains 7 Comanche were of the Uto-Aztecan language family. The Athabaskan (Na-Dené) stock was represented by the Sarcee in the northern Plains, while the Kiowa-Tanoan stock was represented by the Kiowa.

Further, tribes were put in charge of other aspects of community life, such as the administration of schools. Many tribes chartered constitutions or similar documents, elected councils, and engaged in other forms of self-governance during this period. In 1954 the federal government terminated its relationship with the inhabitants of the Modoc and Klamath Indian-run casinos, such as this one in Minnesota, became an important source of income for some Native American peoples in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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